Equity, Diversity and Inclusions: Our approach and development
We are committed to making improvements relating to Equity, Diversity and Inclusions (EDI) with our partners of Music Education Hubs East Midlands (MEHEM)
Music Education Hubs East Midlands (MEHEM) is developing a region-wide EDI collaborative strategy to take immediate action to improve EDI outcomes for all young people across the region.
This work is proudly funded by Music Mark Partnership Innovation Fund Projects.
Our five principles
We have created five principles to guide the work ahead.
Creating a diverse and representative creative output and stakeholder body at all levels which is reflective of our region and communities and visibly advocates EDI successes.
To commit to using robust and creative methods to establish a diverse workforce and maintain an inclusive working atmosphere for all where everyone feels valued and heard.
Providing all key stakeholders with a CPD offer that is relevant and responsive to the changing environment and is differentiated to appropriately support all on their EDI journey.
Communicating with and showcasing to all of our stakeholders and general public achievements and successes within our EDI journey.
Maintain and utilise robust monitoring, evaluation and review processes, to provides strong evidence that supports EDI need analysis for continual improvement.
Our priority areas
Our principles will be used to help us set aspirational targets for improvements in five priority areas. These will, in turn, help us to evaluate our progress.
Communication and Community
We commit to using robust and creative methods to establish and maintain an inclusive working atmosphere for all where everyone feels valued and heard.
Evaluation and Review
We commit to monitoring, reviewing and evaluating our EDI strategy to ensure we deliver on our EDI priorities.
Recruitment and retention
We commit to creating an inclusive organisation representative of our region and the wider world.
We commit to making our creative opportunities and output representative of our region and the wider world.
We commit to investing in our people to ensure they have the developmental opportunities so that everyone can fulfil their potential.
Creating, nurturing and sustaining a collective power for change to embed an inclusive, diverse and equitable culture where horizons are widened for all identities and difference drives our music offer.
Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership (lead partner) EDI strategy can be downloaded below.